Junior High School

In Japan, Junior High School consists of 3 grades. Students are usually between 12 and 15 years old. English is a full, required subject and consists of speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice. Much of the curriculum is designed around the grammar points and vocabulary used for school entrance exams.

Top 10 Activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. 8
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 7
  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level. 4
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 4
  • "How long have you...?" Bingo Students practice the question "How long have you ____?" by playing bingo with each other. 3
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 3
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures. 3
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2
  • He is a... / She is a... matching game. A quick and fun matching game designed to practice "He is a..." "She is a..." 2
  • Class Paparazzi A very basic interviewing game in which students chase each other and ask basic "Are you~?" questions with "I am" answers while sporting tiny printed cameras. 2
Top warm-ups
All activities
Land of the Blind

Students work in pairs; one blindfolded while the other one issues directions. They must move around the room to avoid being caught by the Oni team.

Code Breakers

ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word.

Are you Anpannman?

This is a simple game in which the students become a member of the Sazae-san family. The goal of the game is find the other characters and make Sazae-san's family.

Are you From DokoDoko?

Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures.

"That looks like..." Blind Drawing

Students cover their eyes, draw something, and then ask each other what the picture looks like.

In my house... (Passive)

Students write passive sentences to explain which people in their family do what things in their household.

Mad Libs: Dolphin Tale

Students review the Dolphin Tale passage in New Crown by playing Mad Libs.

ABC Dominoes

A simple ABC game where students match upper/lowercase domino letters.

Flashcard Baseball

Review flashcards while playing baseball with your students.

"How long have you...?" Bingo

Students practice the question "How long have you ____?" by playing bingo with each other.

3 Truths, 1 Lie

Students write four statements and try to guess which one is false.

I got you!

Students try to bluff each other with simple statements.